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, dan. the death toll continues to climb with at least 1 american and 11 other hostages reported to have been killed. the algerian military has twice stormed the natural gas facility. but authorities say the situation this morning, is still not resolved. and a number of western workers, including americans, apparently remain hostages. the state department has now confirmed that 58-year-old fred buttaccio of suburban houston, was killed at some point during the attack and subsequent rescue effort. but another american, mark cobb of corpus christi, texas, is now confirmed as safe. cobb was the senior manager at the bp facility algeria. and sent a message saying, i'm alive. the al qaeda-linked group claims the attack on the facility in the african desert, had been planned for some two months. in both assault, the algerian army, using tanks and helicopters, found the terrorists were heavily armed and prepared to fight to the death. one official described the aftermath as carnage. hostages who escaped or were freed, said the terrorists only wanted westerners or americans, and were brutal in t
causing major waves. abc's dan harris has been covering scientology for years. he's here, now, with the sorry. good morning, dan. >> reporter: good morning. scientology is fighting back against the book by lawrence wright, about the inner workings of the faith and some of its famous members. >> when you're a scientologist, you see life but you see things the way they are. >> reporter: from celebrity members like tom cruise, to the legions of worker bees behind the scene, lawrence wright's new book "going clear" is a sweeping look at scientology. >> life after death is life after death. >> reporter: the book traces the faith from its founding by l. ron hubbard, to its current leader, david miscavige. >> i've never met a more compassionate being. we're lucky to have you. thank you. >> reporter: some high-ranking church officials have accused miscavige of being abusive. debbie cook once ran the mecca in florida. >> i witnessed mr. miscavige physically punching. >> reporter: she testified that she saw miscavige punch a scientology executive. while he never hit her, he did order hi
. >> reporter: dan harris, abc news, new york. >> fascinating stuff. >> the church had a response to the book, saying it is stale. the allegations invented by a handful of confessed liars. and we're right back. ♪ >>> well, before you could get advice from all of your facebook friends, remember those days there was dear abby. it was a baseline for american behavior. >> her real name was pauline phillips and she passed away at the age of 94. >> reporter: she was google and groucho all in one. delivering wise one liners in answer to any question. a reader once asked is it possible to get pregnant under water? her response? not without a man. her audience was bigger than oprah's. >> i asked her what paper would you buy? >> i read the one that has dear abby. >> reporter: fozy bear's favorite. dexter's, too. >> dear abby, i'm a serial killer. >> reporter: dear abby always judged problems with common sense without judging the readers too harshly. >> i'm a hills boro housewife. i never worked a day of my life. >> reporter: she told larry king she got her big break when she barged into the editor's
with former church officials, and some of its famous members were also interviewed. here's abc's dan harris. >> you see things the way they are. >> reporter: from celebrity members like tom cruise, to the legions of unknown uniformed worker bees behind the scenes, the book "going clear" is a sweeping look at scientology. >> life after death is life after death. >> reporter: the book traces the faith of its founding ron l. hubbard to its current leader, david miscavige. >> i've never met a more competent, a more intelligent, a more tolerant and compassionate being. we are lucky it have you and thank you very much. >> reporter: but some have accused >> reporter: but some have and miscavige of being physically abusive. debbie cook once ran the flag base in clear water, florida. >> i witnessed mr. miscavige physically punching. >> reporter: as part of a now settled court battle with the church, she testified she saw miscavige punch a fellow scientology executive and that while he never hit her, he did order his secretary to do so. you're in a room with her and he tells his secretary to slap you
-- have the support from the city leaders, it was time for him to go. >>> dan oats is right now. police chief in aurora, colorado. this morning, his police department is investigating another deadly shooting. a woman was shot at an apartment complex. and that came after the aurora, colorado shooting. many movie patrons were at the theater during the mass shooting. the city of aurora handed out 2,000 tickets to survivors, first response -- first responders and the volunteers. the mayor of colorado says it shows the resilience of the community. >> there are major new developments in algeria, including some new video of some of the released hostages. >>> and what the u.s. military is reportedly doing. >>> and why a report says republicans have to change certain laws to make it easy for them to win. >>> told for some. cold for some. coast and bay will be really mild to warm. >>> kyla campbell is live in our washington, d.c. bureau and we have new information of some of those hostages who have been set free. kyla? >> reporter: yeah. cnn and "the associated press" are both reporting that the
that someone who can set twitter on fire. dagen: dan henn injured says they need to get into the 21st century. they need someone to deflect any negative attention. >> that is exactly right. they need their own jay carney. they need a spokesman. a tea party spokesman for the republican party. the president has been doing this across the last 80 years or so. you go down the list for people who are white house secretaries and you, with names like tony snow, anyone who pays to politics recognizes the names immediately. they spoke for the president. the only two names that come up in the senate are senator mitch mcconnell and john boehner. they are the leaders and they are trying to do too much by being both the leader and the spokesman for the party. connell: you want someone who is not an elected official. dagen: ironically enough in williamsburg. connell: you know a lot of people inside the party and i would say you have some influence of writing in the journal's editorial page at least what people are thinking about. is this something that they are considering? >> i think it is something that
themes and we just learned this from dan lothian who covers the white house. this is sort of the fact that the president is confronting the reality of a divided washington that he'll be acknowledging that there are some divisions but he'll talk about how there's responsibility to work on issues where there are common ground and, of course, this is considered certainly a speech that is somewhat hard to deliver not only because historically second inaugurals are not always very memorable but also because it's situated in a very weird place temp porely for president obama. we've just had the fiscal cliff battle. there's an upcoming one with the debt ceiling. ep has to acknowledge this not so pretty reality in the washington as he gives a speech that's supposed to be inspirational. >> the reality is the same congress he was working with on friday will be the same congress he's working with come tuesday despite the speech. we'll watch closely to see more details coming up. thank you so much. we'll watch more of this ahead. >> we always know security is tight in washington, but for the inau
reminded of dan rather, the documents were false, but accurate. this was exactly what, if you'll recall, paul ryan in his vice-presidential speech and in other places pointed out that barack obama gave a speech in janesville, wisconsin gm plant and said we're going to keep this open for a hundred years with the auto bailout and they closed it started making those cars in china. i'd like to also point out that china, by the way, the media fact checkers found that to be a lie, too, they sided with obama on that and romney-ryan was correct on that as well. >> steve: sure. >> i'd like to point out that 55% of gm's increased production in china by 55% since the bailout and make seven out of ten cars outside the united states. so it's a good thing we did this 83 billion dollar auto bailout for american jobs. >> steve: sure, but you know, a big part of the president's face are auto union workers, they hear, hey, they're going to ship a bunch of car manufacturing jobs out to china, oh, wait a minute, i don't like that idea. so you've got a fact checking organization that came in and said that's
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